New Beginnings

New Beginnings

Saturdays 11AM-12PM

New Beginnings focuses on Baby Boomers and those who care for them. You’ll find that Boomer needs are not all that different from everyone else's. The difference is that there are 78 million Baby Boomers in America! Host Freddie Bell and key partner Joe McKenzie, the principle of Ripple Connects, visit with guests with insights on housing, finance, fitness, employment, and entertainment.

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The Delta Variant

Dr. Michael Osterholm Epidemiologist and professor, University of Minnesota, and presidential advisor talks with Freddie Bell about the spread of the coronavirus delta variant. Jay Haapala, Associate Director of Community Engagement for AARP Minnesota shares eye-opening updates on the latest scams. The Rev. James Stacey, Senior Minister, Unity South Twin Cities begins a lesson on…

Terry Lewis Interview

Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis are known around the world as being among the greatest music producers. Freddie Bell sat down with Terry Lewis to talk about their latest album, Jam and Lewis Vol I, which includes music from The Sounds of Blackness, Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson and many others.

Vaccine Hesitancy

Dr. Nathan Chomilo, Vaccine Equity Director, Minnesota Department of Health , talks with Freddie Bell concerning vaccine hesitancy among some state residents. Joe McKenzie tells how to stand out in the hiring process. Kitty Harris, Property Manager, Cora McCorvey Health and Wellness Center shares details about an event involving the Senior Rock Group, Alive and…

Protection Against Delta Variant

Dr. Nathan Chomilo, Vaccine Equity Director for the Minnesota Department of Health says current vaccines offer protection against the Delta variant. Joe McKenzie, co-host on New Beginnings says telling your career story is important in advancing your career. The Rev. James Stacey, Senior Minister at Unity South Twin Cities, continues a lesson on “What is…

New Vaccine Initiatives

Elizabeth Ebot, Vaccine Equity Director for the Minnesota Department of Health, outlines initiatives designed to help keep people safe from Covid variants. New Beginnings Co-host Joe McKenzie examines how your career can be vibrant even after 50 years old. A previous AARP Andrus Award recipient says nominations are open for this year’s honor. Kitty Harris,…

Vaccine Programs

Vaccine Director for the Minnesota Department of Health, Elizabeth Ebot talks with us about special programs designed to more people vaccinated. Kitty Harris, property Manager for the Cora MCCorvey Health and Wellness Center share details of a major reopening. AARP Minnesota says nominations are now open for the Andrus Awards. Joe McKenzie, founder of Ripple…

Vaccines For Youth

Dr. Nathan Chomilo, Director of Vaccine Equity for the Minnesota Department of Health talks about vaccines for youth. Jay Haapala, Director of Community Engagement for AARP Minnesota talks about new scams. Co-Host Joe McKenzie discusses coping with the loss of identity in retirement. We give special thanks to Unity South Twin Cities.

The Scarcity of Good Candidates

Dr. Nathan Chomilo, Director of Vaccine Equity for the Minnesota Department of Health, talks about vaccine in underserved communities. We also hear from AARP on efforts regarding Alzheimers. Kitty Harris, property manager of the Cora McCorvey Health and Wellness Center shares details of the center’s reopening following COVID. Joe Mackenzie, founder of Ripple Connects talks…

Vaccine Event

A huge vaccine event took place in Minneapolis’ Northside today. It was hosted by by Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison. State Epidemiologist Kris Ehressmann comments about the event. We also learn more about the effectiveness of COVID 19 vaccines. As COVID is on the retreat in Minnesota, The Cora McCorvey Health and Wellness Center is…

Relationship Roles in Career Choices

Kris Ehressmann, Director of Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology for the Minnesota Department of Health clarifies Mask Mandates and talks with Freddie Bell about the increasing vaccine take rates. New Beginnings Co-Host Joe McKenzie examines the role relationships play in career choices. The Rev. James Stacey, Senior Minister, Unity South Twin Cities begins a four-part lesson…